What’s the best place to take metal – Cans, Aluminum, Iron. (As in-who pays the best price and is not crooked)?
When I was a kid, I got to collect all of the cans in our household, take them to the recycling center, and keep the coin. Literally, I think I made anywhere between $.60 and $2 at a time.
Nowadays you can take your scrap metal to Omnisource. There are five locations in Indianapolis and 30+ throughout the state. They’ll take everything from aluminum cans to broken appliances to old strand lights … even cars!
When I talked with Omnisource at the end of August, their Keystone scrap yard was paying $.47/lb for aluminum. It changes daily, and the prices vary by scrap yard, so call 317-381-5800 for numbers when you have a bag ‘o cans for recycling.
If you have some cans, but you don’t need the spare change, meet The Can Lady. I first met Mary when she stopped to pick up a can near my house. I thanked her for keeping my ‘hood clean and she told me about her mission. She collects cans all around town, one or 100 at a time. Then she cashes them in and donates her earnings to local school programs. If you have cans for The Can Lady, connect with her on Facebook!